Welcome to PublicLegal, a product of the Internet Legal Research Group (ILRG). Now in our 24th year of operation, PublicLegal is a socially motivated website that provides information about the law while respecting your rights and privacy. A categorized index of select websites, as well as thousands of legal forms and documents, PublicLegal aims to provide original content while serving as a resource of the information available on the Internet concerning law and the legal profession. Designed for everyone—laypersons, legal scholars, and practitioners alike—it is curated to include only the most helpful legal resources and information.

Legal Forms:

We pioneered the business model of free legal documents online—the first vendor to show the full text of our documents—now more than 2,000 and growing. The ability to preview and scrutinize our documents in their entirety brought transparency and accountability to the industry. We are the only legal forms provider that has a reward program, open to the public, no purchase necessary, compensating anyone who can demonstrate a legal defect or compliance issue with one of our forms.
  1. Business Forms:
    Buying & Selling, Borrowing & Lending, Business Ventures, Credit & Collection, Employment, Leases & Real Estate, Protection of Legal Rights, Transfers & Assignments
  2. Personal Forms:
    Estate Planning, Marital & Family, Name Change, Power of Attorney, Health Care

Legal Profession:

  1. America's 350 Largest Law Firms  UPDATED
    Updated July 2019, our interactive annual report features key headcount data on the largest U.S. law firms, including total number of attorneys, equity partners, non-equity partners, and associates with a comparison to the previous year, and more.
  2. Salaries of Legal Professionals  UPDATED
    Is your salary up to par? Learn the average salaries of American law firm partners, associates, and legal assistants.
  3. PublicLegal Web Index: (curated content:)
    1. Continuing Legal Education: Index to the CLE resources on the web and state requirements.
    2. Lawyers & Law Firms: Features our index of lawyers & law firms, law firms rankings, essential lawyer locate databases including the West Legal Directory and the Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Locator, legal employment databases, and a listing of other major web indices of law firm web sites.
    3. Legal Associations: Non-profit associations and organizations on the web, including professional associations at the local, state, national, and international levels.
    4. Legal Experts: Index to sources on the web to locate a legal expert and other consultants.
    5. Legal Forms Sources: In case you do not find the legal form you need within our our collection, see our listing of other sources for law-related forms.
    6. U.S. Corporate & Business Forms, Filing Instructions: Check here to find a comprehensive index to legal forms that have been promulgated by U.S. state governments, as well as links to the applicable corporations act and other information helpful to the registry of business entities. These forms have been designed to meet statutory requirements and to facilitate filing.

Legal Academics:

  1. Law School Course Outlines Archive
    An archive of 100 freely downloadable outlines for a broad range of law school courses, including Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Criminal Law, Property, and Torts. Other outlines include Business Associations, Federal Income Tax, Insurance, International Litigation & Arbitration, and Professional Responsibility. In addition, learn about our law outline purchase program.
  2. Law School Rankings
    1. 2020 Raw Data Law School Rankings  UPDATED
      A sortable index to all 200 ABA accredited U.S. law schools, based upon the raw data reported by each school. See also our Tuition and Salaries rankings.
    2. 2020 Law School Profiles  UPDATED
      An alphabetized index to all U.S. law schools. Complete profiles on each that include all the above information, as well as links to their web sites, online law school applications, and more!
    3. The Rankings Web Index
      An index to all major law school rankings accessible online.
    4. Thomas E. Brennan's Judging the Law Schools
      Former Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice releases his own rankings of American law schools in an effort to remove subjective criteria from "traditional" rankings.
    5. Cost-Benefit Analysis of American Law Schools
      This report re-indexes "the top 50 law schools," based on popular law school rankings, into a cost-of-living adjusted median salary.
  3. PublicLegal Web Index: (curated content:)
    1. Law Journals: All law reviews & journals on the web.
    2. Law Schools: All law schools with web sites.
    3. Law Students: Categorized index of web sites of interest to students of the law hand-picked by a group of law students from the University of Texas.
    4. Pre-Law: Categorized index of web sites of interest to those who wish to attend law school hand-picked by a group of law students from the University of Texas.

Legal Research:

PublicLegal Web Index: (curated content:)
  1. U. S. State Government Index: Essential government resources for all 50 U. S. states, plus the District of Columbia.
  2. U. S. Federal Government: Executive Branch: Every major department and agency of the executive branch.
  3. Legal Indices: In case you do not find what you need here.
  4. U.S. Federal & State Government Statutes and Codes: A national directory of U.S. and states' codes available online.